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I'm adding an image to my 2 column paper using:

\begin{figure}
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=0.48\textwidth]{myimage.png}
    \caption{My caption.}
    \label{mylabel}
\end{figure}

Immediately before the image gets added there is no spacing between paragraphs, but immediately after it there is ~5mm spacing added between paragraphs.

When I remove the figure, the paragraph spacing goes away.

Any idea why?


A few other details:

  • If I change width=0.48\textwidth to \columnwidth the same problem occurs, however if I change width=\textwidth, the image runs off the page, but the paragraph spacing issue goes away.

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    Try \raggedbottom. – Johannes_B Feb 17 '17 at 17:56
  • Really it would be better if you showed an example it is hard to debug unseen code, but perhaps it is the issue here chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=21516617#21516617 – David Carlisle Feb 17 '17 at 17:58
  • @Johannes_B that fixed it! wow, wacky, but I'll take it! Could you post it as an answer. David Carlisle, good point, I'd do so, but Johannes_B seems to have nailed it already. Thanks for the responses both of you! – davidparks21 Feb 17 '17 at 18:00
  • Once I went searching for usage of \raggedbottom I found this similar case, linked here for reference: latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4209, incidentally, \raggedbottom goes in the preamble. – davidparks21 Feb 17 '17 at 18:01